- Bookshop: Calvello Books (United States)
- Publishing year: 1986
- Publisher: MIT Press
- EAN: 0262061023
- Subjects: Architecture
- Shipment weight: 750 g
- Binding: hardcover near fine
- Edition: 1st ed
- Publishing place: Cambridge, Mass.
- Conditions: Fine in fine to near fine jacket with very slightly rubbed edges, faint toning to front leaf and title page. else an impressively crisp and tight copy.
Off-white quarto, gray cloth; xvii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Discusses building stresses, falsework, lifting devices, ropes, ladders, wood construction, masonry, native homes, the pyramids, safety, and the cultural and physical aspects of architecture. || Building -- History; Civil engineering -- History; Building materials; Construction, to 1815